Transformation

transformation.jpg
Artist: 
Tan Teng Kee
Text of label: 

Transformation

Tan Teng Kee

2004

Dimensions: 6m (L) x 6m (W) x 4m (H)

Medium: Stainless Steel

National Museum of Singapore

Patron: 
National Museum of Singapore
entry: 

Some of the pipes can be moved around the piece, so it doesn't always look the same.

First Placed in Singapore: 
2006

Comments

Transformation Reflection

The artwork, Transformation, functions as a way to display the modernity of society and Singapore contemporary art. It was made in 2004 by Malaysian artist Tan Teng Kee, who currently resides in Australia. The stainless steel form wraps around itself, creating a very abstract effect for the viewer. This contrasts with other surrealist works such as Salvador Dali’s sculpture Woman Aflame (1980). While Dali’s artwork shows great Surrealism, the Transformation is clearly a modern contemporary artwork with its jutting pipes that depict the Greco-Roman iconography of breaking through the frame. Its abstract form shows a modern artist striving to create original work.

-Rachael Hyde

on the entry

Does it matter? Does anyone move it?

hmmm...

You'd have to observe quite carefully to see if pieces move. I know I've seen it in slightly different configurations.